Item - 2018.MM43.18

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on June 26, 2018 without amendments.

MM43.18 - Requesting the Government of Canada to Suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement - by Councillor Neethan Shan, seconded by Councillor Joe Mihevc

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on June 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council request the Government of Canada to suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States due to the actions taken by the United States Government, in particular the policy of separating children from parents who are seeking refugee status.

Background Information (City Council)

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Waive Referral (Carried)

Speaker Nunziata advised Council that the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, require that Motion MM43.18 be referred to the Executive Committee. A two-thirds vote of the Council Members present is required to waive referral.

Vote (Waive Referral) Jun-27-2018 2:54 PM

Result: Carried Two-Thirds Required - MM43.18 - Waive referral
Total members that voted Yes: 30 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Miganoush Megardichian, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Michael Ford, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, Jonathan Tsao
Total members that were Absent: 3 Members that were absent are Jon Burnside, Anthony Perruzza, John Tory

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jun-28-2018 7:59 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - MM43.18 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 21 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, James Pasternak, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 16 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Josh Matlow, Miganoush Megardichian, Joe Mihevc, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Jonathan Tsao
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council